In April and May, we’re examining local climate change action and sustainability! [Converging Topics]
Some readers mentioned that you want to learn more on how to get involved. Here are 7 upcoming events (including some kid-friendly activities!) and groups actively looking for members!
🏗️ Building sustainability virtual event: The City of Raleigh is continuing its conversations around the Community Climate Action Plan [overview], this time focusing on buildings. 12 p.m. next Tuesday, May 11. [register]
🐝 Pollinator Palooza: Learn about pollinators (who are affected by climate change and help sustainable ecosystems) in a family-friendly program at Lake Lynn Community Center in Raleigh. You’ll learn how to make your own home more hospitable to pollinators such as bees and butterflies, and get seeds to take home. 4:30 or 6 p.m. May 13, $7/child. [register]
🌿 Friends of the Walnut Creek Wetland Center: This group, by Partners for Environmental Justice, is looking for Southeast Raleigh community residents who can attend their meetings, advocate for the park, create a unified vision and contribute to its newsletter. [sign up]
🚰 Learn about the Neuse River watershed: This virtual event, which is family friendly for kids 5 and older, will teach you where the water comes from and how it effects our water quality. 10-10:45 a.m. May 15. [register]
🥵 Help find Raleigh’s hot spots: Urban heat mapping project looking for volunteers [RaleighConvergence.com]
🚴🏽♂️ Thinking about using your bike more? Oaks & Spokes Bike Month includes many events such as a Trail Talks on May 22 in Anderson Point Park to answer your bike-related questions. [info]
🌧️ Rain barrel workshops: We Plant it Forward regularly holds rain barrel workshops. For the cost of a discounted rain barrel ($55), you can learn how to start your own water conservation system at home with a 55-gallon rain barrel and installation kit.
The next event is already waitlist only for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lake Crabtree County Park in Morrisville, but get in touch for future events — that early email will help you snag a spot. [register]
ICYMI: Read our overview of the Raleigh Community Climate Action Plan